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Agriculture: Stewards of a Healthy Planet


March 15, 2016, is National Ag Day.

Did you know American agriculture not only provides you food and clothing, but also helps meet needs around the world? Plus, American agriculture is not just producing more food, it’s producing food of a consistently higher quality.

Consider this: just about everything we eat, wear and use comes from American agriculture. That’s why Americans will be learning more about agriculture on National Ag Day, March 15, 2016.

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 15, 2016. This will mark the 43rd anniversary of National Ag Day, which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for Ag Day 2016 is “Stewards of a Healthy Planet.”

On March 15, 2016, ACA will host major events in the nation’s capital, including the Mix-and-Mingle Luncheon and the National Celebration of Agriculture Dinner. Additionally, the ACA will bring approximately 100 college students to Washington to deliver the message of Ag Day to the Hill.

These events honor National Agriculture Day and mark a nationwide effort to tell the true story of American agriculture and remind citizens that agriculture is a part of all of us. A number of producers, agricultural associations, corporations, students and government organizations involved in agriculture are expected to participate.

National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America. ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society.

In addition to the events in Washington, D.C., on March 15, the ACA will once again feature the Ag Day essay, poster and video contests.

Visit www.agday.org for more information on National Ag Day in 2016. 

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